The man police say is responsible for killing at least 22 people and injuring 59 in a suicide bombing attack at a kids’ concert has been identified.
According to the UK’s Daily Mail, he is 23-year-old Salman Abedi, described as a British-born man of Libyan descent.
He’s suspected of setting off a nail bomb in the foyer of Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom as kids, teens, and families exited a concert for 23-year-old American pop star Ariana Grande.
The injuries from the bomb’s projectiles were horrific, and in some cases, life-altering.
Neighbor’s described Abedi’s “strange behavior” in the weeks leading up to the worst terrorist attack the UK has suffered since the 2005 London bombings.
Those who lived near him said he was “chanting Islamic prayers loudly in the street” outside his house.
Neighbor Lina Ahmed explained, 'He was saying ‘There is only one God and the prophet Mohammed is his messenger.’”
ISIS has named Abedi as a “one of the caliphate’s soldiers,” but investigators are trying to confirm if he was part of a terror cell or was a lone wolf inspired by ISIS.
One investigator told the Daily Mail, though, that the sophisticated nature of the bomb indicates “a support network.”
Another 23-year-old man was arrested in connection to the bombing, according to the UK’s The Independent, but it’s unclear who he is.
Please pray for the victims and their families.